Summer Learning Matters

 

Students lose an average of 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency during the summer.[1] Said another way, one summer vacation rips two and a half months of learning from the average child.

Research shows that when we stop practicing, procedural skills and facts are most likely to be forgotten.[2] That means math, followed by reading and writing, suffer the most during the lazy days of summer. Continue reading “Summer Learning Matters”

While performance declines, requirements increase

We’ve all heard the statistics about declining student performance.  I wrote an entry in my blog about how SAT Reading scores are the lowest in 40 years.  In light of these declining performance numbers, the education requirements for good jobs in the US are climbing.  Unfortunately, just 25 percent of students who took the ACT last year are college ready. Continue reading “While performance declines, requirements increase”